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from Struck Dumb by Allison R. Hayward - PDF
Struck Dumb: The History and Consequences of Campaign Finance
In the book Struck Dumb: The History and Consequences of Campaign
Finance Reform, Allison Hayward reviews the path taken in regulating
money in politics. She is critical of the rationale behind many
conventional reforms and prohibitions, such as the ban on corporate
and labor funding. She is also critical of the scope of disclosure
in the system, believing that it imposes undue burden on giving.
In her view, the laws governing campaign finance are simultaneously
complex, restrictive and porous, are difficult to defend, and are
in need of drastic revisions. Michael Malbrin of the Campaign Financial
Institute will respond to her presentation.
- Ms. Allison Hayward, Blogger at Skepticseye.com and Former
Counsel to FEC Commissioner Bradley A. Smith
- Mr. Michael Malbin, The Campaign Finance Institute
- Mr. Stephen Hoersting, Executive Director of the Center
for Competative Politics and Former General Counsel to the National
Republican Senatorial Committee (Moderator)
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Location: National Press Club
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